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LESD Intern Program


LESD serves as a Teaching Institute for the Susan Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at USC. We offer an internship program for bachelor and graduate level interns to gain invaluable, hands-on experience in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT), Social Work,  and Counseling. 


The program is a partnership with the University of Southern California, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount University and Vanguard University. For the past three consecutive years our program has received the following recognitions from the University of Southern California:


A day in an Intern's Life


2016: Agency of the Year

Agency of the Year Press

2017: Distinguished Field Instructor Award (Van Bui, School Social Worker @ Anderson Elementary School)

Distinguished Field Instructor Press

2018: Heart of Social Work Award (Evelyn Garcia, School Social Worker @ Rogers Middle School)

Heart of Social Work Award

All candidates that are interested in joining our intern program,


please email District Social Worker, Maria Ruelas